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Winter Weather Advisory issued January 18 at 7:48PM PST until January 19 at 4:00AM PST by NWS

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST THURSDAY... * LOCATIONS...WENATCHEE, CHELAN, ENTIAT, CASHMERE, WATERVILLE, MANSFIELD, BADGER MOUNTAIN ROAD, MOSES LAKE, EPHRATA, OTHELLO, AND QUINCY. * ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO AN ADDITIONAL TENTH OF AN INCH MAINLY

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Thursday Night

Lo24° Chance Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi31° Chance Rain/Snow

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Lo26° Rain/Snow Likely then Snow Likely

Saturday

Hi30° Chance Rain/Snow

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Lo24° Chance Rain/Snow

Sunday

Hi33° Rain/Snow Likely

Sunday Night

Lo22° Slight Chance Snow

Monday

Hi30° Slight Chance Snow

Drought doesn’t bode well for fire season

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WENATCHEE — Drought has brought an early wildfire season to North Central Washington.

The past several months — what weather forecasters and hydrologists consider the water accumulation season — has been the second driest on record for Wenatchee, according to the National Weather Service. And drought — it is official for our area — greatly increases fire danger later in the year.

Strong winds propelled a lightning-caused blaze through 1,300 acres of dry brush south of Malaga Wednesday, while another…

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